Change the color of text

In Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, you can change the color of text on one or all of the slides in your presentation, or you can quickly and easily format a whole document to give it a professional and modern look by applying a document theme. A document theme is a set of formatting choices that includes theme colors, theme fonts, and theme effects.

Note   To change the color of hyperlink text, see Change the color of hyperlink text. To change the background color of one or more slides, see Apply a background picture, color, or watermark to your slides.

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Change the text color on a slide

Change the text color on all slides

Change the theme colors

Create custom theme colors

Change the text color on a slide

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Font group, click the arrow next to Font Color Button image, and then select the color that you want.

    To change to a color that is not in the theme colors, click More Colors, and then either click the color that you want on the Standard tab, or mix your own color on the Custom tab. Custom colors and colors on the Standard tab are not updated if you change the document theme.

Note   To change the color of hyperlink text, see Change the color of hyperlink text. To change the background color of one or more slides, see Apply a background picture, color, or watermark to your slides.

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Change the text color on all slides

You can change the text color on all your slides at the same time if you created your presentation using one or more slide masters. For more information about slide masters, see the following articles:

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Change the theme colors

You can change the colors in your document (but keep the same document theme) by selecting a new theme color. When you choose a new theme color, PowerPoint 2010 automatically formats various parts of your presentation with colors that work well together.

  1. On the Design tab, in the Themes group, click Colors.

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  2. Under Built-In, click the theme colors that you want to use.

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Create custom theme colors

Changes that you make to theme colors immediately affect your presentation. If you want to apply your changes to new presentations, you can save them as a custom theme color.

  1. On the Design tab, in the Themes group, click Colors.

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  2. Click Create New Theme Colors.

  3. Under Theme colors, select the colors that you want to use.

    The sample is updated automatically every time that you select a color.

  4. In the Name box, type a name for the new color theme, and then click Save.

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Applies To: PowerPoint 2010



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